In between rain showers this past week, I've started the major landscaping project of the summer.
Removing the rock from the base of the driveway all the way to the corner of the house. It's slow, dirty work but I can't wait to get it done. I'm very close.
Here is the final corner that needs to be finished. You can see where I've started removing the rock. Bucketful by bucketful.
Here you can see the top layer of rock has been removed and now I just need to dig out the embedded rock with a rake or my hands which seems to be more effective.
I started this project at the end of the driveway and you can see here what it looks like once I've removed all the rocks.
The rocks I've removed have been moved to my sisters house by the bucketful, my arms and back are screaming at me to stop but I'm happy this stage of the project is almost completed.
The next stage will be much more fun. Here's a breakdown of what I'll do next.
1. remove the brick along the fence and reposition them to add a planting area at the base of the driveway by the fence.
2. remove the remaining brick and relay them close to the shrubs at the top of the driveway.
3. add top soil between the two new planting area's and spread grass seed.
4. prep the area around the existing shrubs at the top of the driveway and along the sidewalk to the front door.
5. Add top soil and compost
6. Lay down landscape fabric
7. Plant two or three new shrubs and some perennial flowers
8. Top all front yard garden beds with new mulch
Ta-Daaaaa! Then I'll be done!
It seems like a lot but I think once the bricks are moved around it should go pretty fast.
Talk to you soon,